Associate Degree Nursing (RN) Courses

Program Details
Award Associate of Applied Science (AAS)
Credits 83.5
Program Start Fall, Spring

As a student in a health program at Hawkeye Community College, and to participate in clinicals, you will be required to complete the following screenings: Criminal background check, sex offender registry, child abuse registry, and dependent adult registry. The outcome could possibly affect your opportunities to participate in the clinical setting.

2022–2023 Suggested Sequence of Study

The following suggested sequence of study is for new full-time students starting the program Fall 2022 or Spring 2023. Part-time students should visit with a program advisor for a modified sequence of study.

When registering for classes refer to Self-Service > Student Planning to view your specific program requirements, your progress, and ensure proper registration. See Registering for Credit Classes for registration information and instructions.

Courses and costs are subject to change. See what's included in the cost calculation.

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Term 0 — Prerequisites
BIO-168 Human Anatomy and Physiology I
Minimum B- grade required.
4 $859.00
BIO-173 Human Anatomy and Physiology II
Minimum B- grade required.
4 $898.00
ENG-105 Composition I
Minimum C- grade required.
3 $630.00
HSC-108 Introduction to Health Professions *
Minimum C- grade required.
2 $420.00
HSC-168 Nurse Aide **
Minimum C- grade required.
3.5 $982.00
Total Credits 16.5
Total Tuition + Course Fees: $3,789.00

Chemistry prerequisite: In addition to the listed prerequisite coursework, students must have completed two semesters of high school chemistry or CHM-122 Introduction to General Chemistry with a minimum C- grade to be eligible for acceptance in the nursing program. See Admissions Requirements for more information.

* HSC-108 Introduction to Health Professions must be taken at Hawkeye Community College

** HSC-168 Nurse Aide must be completed through an accredited college or show proof of CNA Registry. Applicants will need to provide an official transcript showing successful course completion or work with Admissions to confirm being on the Iowa Direct Care Worker Registry.

Students must achieve an 80% in all non-prerequisite courses required to complete the program.

Term 1
MAT-110 Math for Liberal Arts -OR- 3 $630.00
MAT-102 Intermediate Algebra -OR- 4 $840.00
MAT-121 College Algebra -OR- 4 $840.00
Math Elective
PNN-115 Introduction to Nursing 4 $840.00
PNN-116 Introduction to Nursing Skills Lab 2 $2190.00
PNN-117 Nursing Clinical I 8WK1 1 $410.00
PNN-118 Nursing Clinical II 8WK2 1 $210.00
PNN-122 Introduction to Pharmacology 2 $420.00
PNN-216 Health Promotion & Maintenance Across the Lifespan 2 $420.00
Total Credits 15
Total Tuition + Course Fees: $5,120.00
Remaining course fees after the Last-Dollar Scholarship is applied: $1,970.00

Term 2
BIO-151 Nutrition 3 $630.00
PNN-214 Basic Health Alterations A 8WK1 3 $630.00
PNN-215 Basic Health Alterations B 8WK2 3 $630.00
PNN-218 Nursing Clinical III 8WK1 1 $275.00
PNN-219 Foundations of Nursing Skills Lab 2 $420.00
PNN-221 Nursing Clinical IV 8WK2 1 $270.00
PNN-319 Issues and Trends in Practical Nursing Leadership 8WK2 2 $453.00
Total Credits 15
Total Tuition + Course Fees: $3,308.00
Remaining course fees after the Last-Dollar Scholarship is applied: $158.00

Students are strongly encouraged to take the LPN licensure exam after Term 2 coursework has been completed and must successfully pass the LPN licensure exam by the end of Term 3.

Upon passing the LPN licensure exam, students will then have the option to begin working as an LPN.

Term 3
ADN-121 Transition to Professional Nursing 8WK1 2 $420.00
ADN-122 Advanced Nursing Skills 2 $559.00
ADN-124 Complex Health Alterations 3 $1955.00
ADN-125 Nursing Clinical V 2 $420.00
ADN-128 Community and Mental Health Nursing 8WK2 2 $420.00
ADN-231 Advanced Pharmacology 2 $420.00
PSY-111 Introduction to Psychology 3 $630.00
SPC-101 Fundamentals of Oral Communication 3 $630.00
Total Credits 19
Total Tuition + Course Fees: $5,454.00
Remaining course fees after the Last-Dollar Scholarship is applied: $1,464.00

Term 4
ADN-224 Complex Health Alterations B 3 $630.00
ADN-225 Nursing Clinical VI 2 $420.00
ADN-226 Complex Maternal Child Health Alterations 3 $655.00
ADN-227 Nursing Clinical Community and Special Populations 2 $420.00
ADN-331 Issues in Nursing Management 2 $457.00
ADN-333 Holistic Client Care 2 $420.00
BIO-186 Microbiology 4 $888.00
Total Credits 18
Total Tuition + Course Fees: $3,890.00
Remaining course fees after the Last-Dollar Scholarship is applied: $110.00

Math Electives
MAT-128 Precalculus 4 $840.00
MAT-134 Trigonometry and Analytic Geometry 3 $630.00
MAT-156 Statistics 3 $630.00
MAT-210 Calculus I 4 $840.00
MAT-216 Calculus II 4 $840.00
MAT-219 Calculus III 4 $840.00

Cost Calculation

Calculations are based on 2022–2023 resident tuition and fees and course fees.

  • Course Cost Calculation: $210 × course credits + course fee (if applicable).

  • Total Tuition + Course Fees Calculation: Sum of tuition and course fees for all courses for the term.

    • If more than one course can be taken to fulfill the requirement, the first course listed is used in the total tuition and fees calculation.
  • Remaining course fees after the Last-Dollar Scholarship is applied: Remaining course fees after tuition has been subtracted.

Additional costs not included in the cost calculations:

Contact Information

Academic/College Success Advisor

Last Names: A – L

Meredith Brood
Tama Hall 123A
319-296-4014 ext.1048
Email Meredith Brood
Schedule an appointment with Meredith Brood

Last Names: M – Z

Vic Palmer
Tama Hall 105i
319-296-4014 ext.1481
Email Vic Palmer
Schedule an appointment with Vic Palmer

Nursing Administrative Chair

Tiffany Meike
Tama Hall 110
Email Tiffany Meike

Administrative Assistant

Tama Hall 110


Science and Health Sciences

Troy Moran, Ed. D
Tama Hall 110B
Email Troy Moran

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